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Summer Energy Shake

Updated: Jun 6, 2023

Here's a super-easy recipe you can whip up in a flash when you need something delicious, chocolatey and full of energy...


In the cooler part of the year, one of my go-to-afternoon-energy-boosters is a nutty hot chocolate, made with raw cacao, almond milk and nut butter. It gives me a little chocolatey hit, but without the crash later as the ingredients are great. The nut butter gives me some protein and the raw cacao a little boost (raw cacao retains the antioxidant benefits that regular, heat treated cococa powder loses)


But on a day like today, it's way too hot for that, so I took the existing ingredients and added a banana for sweetness and energy (I'm teaching tonight so need something to keep me going till 9pm) and some ice to make it lovely and refreshing. I was trying to trick my youngest daughter into thinking it was a super sweet milkshake. She didn't buy it for a second, but we both agreed it was delicious.


RECIPE (makes 2 x glasses):

1 x glass of milk of your choice (I love Rude Health almond milk)

1 x tbsp raw cacao powder

1 x ripe banana

1 x tbsp nut butter (I love Pip & Nut almond butter)

A decent splash of water

A few ice cubes


METHOD:

Whizz up all ingredients in a nutribullet/food processor or similar until smooth. Add ice at end or in the blender. Both great!


EXTRAS:

For added nutrients and to make it more filling, add strawberries, blueberries crushed cashews and pumpkin seeds on top and go in with a spoon!


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Let me know if you make the milkshake!

Lynne x



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